National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requests
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires any entity (Habitat for Humanity, Departments of Transportation, Councils of Government, private environmental companies, etc.) that is proposing to use federal money for building and/or construction activities to gather information, which is used to determine if the environment will be adversely affected by the actions to be taken. Information is also gathered to provide alternative options if adverse effects may be encountered.
Part of the information-gathering process is to identify all regulated facilities located within a half-mile radius of the proposed site of activity. These facilities could include dry cleaners, underground storage tank facilities, hazardous waste generators, infectious waste generators, and landfills.
NEPA requests must be made to the Bureau in written format. Once the request is received, the Bureau will use a GIS mapping program to identify all known facilities and will provide this information within 30 days of the request.
Requests can be sent to:
NEPA Requests – Alison Hathcock
Bureau of Land and Waste Management
Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Fax (803) 896-6245
Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO). Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) is a Web-based tool that provides public access to compliance and enforcement information for approximately 800,000 EPA-regulated facilities. Anyone with access to the Internet can use ECHO.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 898-3432.